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West Coast Seeds - California Orange Poppy Seeds (0.5g) - Vibrant Drought-Tolerant Flowers

$3.89

Eschscholzia californica. Celebrate the beauty of the true orange California poppy, the state flower of California, with California Orange poppy seeds from West Coast Seeds. Ideal for creating wild-looking beds, these vibrant flowers offer intensified colour when grown near purple plants. Native to Mexico and California, Eschscholzia californica thrives in...

Eschscholzia californica. Celebrate the beauty of the true orange California poppy, the state flower of California, with California Orange poppy seeds from West Coast Seeds. Ideal for creating wild-looking beds, these vibrant flowers offer intensified colour when grown near purple plants. Native to Mexico and California, Eschscholzia californica thrives in arid regions, making it a perfect choice for xeriscaping. This hardy annual is substantially drought-tolerant and can even eject seeds from dried pods, encouraging self-sowing in favourable conditions.

Key Features:

  • Hardy Annual: Thrives in arid regions and is drought-tolerant.
  • True Orange Poppy: Intensely vibrant flowers, perfect for wildflower gardens.
  • Xeriscaping: Ideal for water-efficient landscaping.
  • Self-Sowing: Seeds can self-sow in favourable conditions.
  • Deer Resistant: Unlikely to be eaten by deer.

Growing Instructions:

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Season & Zone:
    • Exposure: Full sun
    • Zone: Hardy in Zone 8, typically grown as an annual.

Timing:

Direct sow outdoors in spring after the last frost date or in autumn. While it can be started indoors, California poppies do not like being transplanted.

Starting:

Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep, spaced 20-25cm (8-10") apart. Seeds should sprout in 14-21 days.

Growing:

Grow in any average, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly to prevent self-sowing. California poppies are likely to self-sow when conditions are favourable.

Add a burst of vibrant orange to your garden with California Orange poppies from West Coast Seeds. Perfect for creating a wild, natural look, these drought-tolerant flowers are easy to grow and ideal for xeriscaping. Let your garden thrive with the iconic beauty of California's state flower.



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